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Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 at 11:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Laguna Lovely: Summertime Is Sawdust Time

Laguna Lovely: Summertime Is Sawdust Time

Laguna Beach's painting- and jewelry- and craft-packed event is up next. Read »

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Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 5:41 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Laguna Beach Fun: Pageant Details

Laguna Beach Fun: Pageant Details

The paintings shall again come to life in Laguna Beach. Read »

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Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 9:54 AM
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By Becky Stickney

Getting the Message in Laguna Beach

Getting the Message in Laguna Beach

Organizers want to create the most positive event in the history of Orange County. Read »

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Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hold a Pose, SoCal: Pageant of the Masters Tryouts

Hold a Pose, SoCal: Pageant of the Masters Tryouts

The standing-still-est spectacle in all the land schedules its big auditions. Read »

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Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Sawdust's Winter Fantasy

The Sawdust's Winter Fantasy

Laguna Beach's sweet artist round-up takes on a holiday mien, for four weekends only. Read »

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Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 at 8:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The 2014 Pageant of the Masters Theme Is...

The 2014 Pageant of the Masters Theme Is...

Love Laguna Beach's staying-still spectacular? Tickets go on sale soon. Read »

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Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 1:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Oysters and Bubbly: Laguna Beach Stay-Over Contest

Oysters and Bubbly: Laguna Beach Stay-Over Contest

Lend a hand to the Surfrider Foundation and enjoy a few oysters, too. Read »

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Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 1:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Artsy Eeks: Pageant of the Monsters

Artsy Eeks: Pageant of the Monsters

A much-loved Laguna Beach institution takes on a seasonal snarl. Read »

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Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Laguna Beach's Magical Fair: Sawdust Art Festival

Laguna Beach's Magical Fair: Sawdust Art Festival

The outdoor art and craft bazaar readies for its summer season. Read »

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Monday, May 20, 2013 at 3:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pageant of the Masters Salutes the Cinema

Pageant of the Masters Salutes the Cinema

The venerable "pose like art" extravaganza takes on a movie theme. Read »

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Travel Kit

GET A ROOM

Hotel deals around the Golden State that don't nab all your gold.

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Giant drive-through donuts? We got your giant drive-through donuts right here.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

Attractions, eateries and secret spots that we won't tell the tourists about.

LA GETAWAY

Unique hotels, ethnic festivals -- yes, there are reasons to drive north.

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

LOAD THE CAR SEAT

When you have to/want to take the kids along.

Authors
Alysia Gray Painter Alysia Gray Painter has served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.
Becky Stickney Becky Stickney is an editor for NBCSanDiego.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 12 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.